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Suspected mad cow disease found in Romanian beef

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Officials say they have found a case of suspected mad cow disease in Romanian beef. Romania’s animal health and safety authority said a preliminary test on May 1 indicated the cow was infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy. It said the carcass has been sent to a British laboratory for further tests and it could be an “atypical form of BSE which appears naturally and spontaneously in cattle.” The officials only … 0

Rhubarb and chutney, made for each other

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ask a dozen people about rhubarb, and some will tell you stories of a childhood summer day spent dipping it into cups of sugar. The rest will give you a baffled look and ask, “Rhubarb?” The vegetable with poisonous leaves and edible stalks is either deeply familiar or utterly foreign. Either way, it … 2

Get ‘Grilled’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

All eyes are on the giardiniera. After making the cut and practicing with likely ingredients, after surviving two quick rounds in which Cracker Jack, Vienna Beef franks, smoked cheese, deep-dish pizza dough and kielbasa had to be charred into cohesive, edible submission, it has come to this: A contestant has left a jar … 0

No need for fat in this potato salad

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Let’s talk potato salad. Everyone knows it’s good – there’s a reason it’s a summer perennial – but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Here’s a crafty version that swaps in sweet potatoes for the more traditional … 0

Home Plate: Now’s the time to enjoy local lettuce

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June is peak lettuce season in New Hampshire, still cool enough that greens haven’t gone bitter, but well enough along in the growing cycle that heads have taken on some size. If you don’t have your own garden, … 0

Concord School District food services director puts focus on local foods

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Native corn harvested in Gilford, fresh salsa made in Bow and farm-raised beef from Loudon. These aren’t daily specials at a local restaurant. They are the result of John Lash’s first year as food services director in the … 1

salad sampler

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What color is your chicken salad? The option-happy dish enjoys year-round rotation but seems to come into its own in warm weather. With the right combination of ingredients – starting, say, with a rotisserie bird – you can … 0

Egg titan, son to plead guilty in food safety case

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A self-made titan in the egg production industry, his son and the Iowa company they ran are expected to plead guilty to federal food safety violations stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands. Austin “Jack” DeCoster … 0

Case of needle burger at Hawaii base nears trial

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A former soldier’s lawsuit alleging he bit into needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks is headed to trial. Clark Bartholomew sued after he said he was injured in 2010 when he bit into a Triple Stacker from a Burger King on the central … 0

Dinner in 25 minutes: One-Pot Pasta

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dinner on autopilot This is a fun way to feed, say, a distracted band of students. A young cook could assemble the ingredients before his or her parents came home from work. You get the picture: so easy it’s almost autopilot. One-Pot Pasta 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 … 0

FDA taking another look at mercury in seafood

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency won’t require mercury labels on seafood packages. In a wide-ranging interview, Hamburg … 0

Ardent Mills, biggest flour maker in U.S., now operating

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ardent Mills, a joint venture by ConAgra Mills, Cargill and CHS, began operating as the nation’s largest flour milling company last week, following approval by the U.S. Justice Department. Ardent Mills, which will be based in the Denver, Colo., area, combines the resources and facilities of ConAgra Mills … 0

Pudding parfaits

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Nilla wafers are still here, but the pudding is a classic cornstarch-thickened milk version with no eggs, and flavored with vanilla two ways. If you’re a cookie lover, feel free to add up to twice as many … 0